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Center for Brooklyn History
  • 128 Pierrepont St.
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  (718) 222-4111 x228

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  • 128 Pierrepont St.
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  (718) 222-4111 x228

Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. Located in Brooklyn Heights and housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today's BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach. BHS plays a central role in recording and reflecting the historical and cultural fabric of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Historical Society presents exhibitions, education programs and public programs year-round. Spaces within the landmark building are also available to rent for events and meetings.

  • Days Closed:
    • Mon
    • Tue
  • Kid Friendly:
  • Senior Citizen Discounts:
  • View/Rooftop:
    • City/Skyline View
  • WiFi - Free:
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Business Continuity
  • Re-Opening Status: Closed Temp.
  • Description In two locations, Brooklyn Historical Society offers multiple spaces ready to be transformed for your next event.

    Located in Brooklyn Heights near Borough Hall and major subway lines, our Pierrepont Street location is readily accessible from all five boroughs. With recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities, it is often the site of nonprofit fund-raisers, staff development trainings, brand launches, and holiday parties, to name just a few. The Great Hall, Othmer Library, and lower-level classroom offer three distinct spaces.

    BHS DUMBO is housed in the historic Empire Stores building near Brooklyn Bridge Park. This unique site will impress your guests with interactive displays and a taste of the waterfront’s storied past.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 1690
  • Total Sq. Ft. 2060
  • Reception Capacity 225
  • Theatre Capacity 200
  • Audio/Visual Services
  • Catering - Outside Permitted
  • Catering - Service Area/Kitchen
  • Mtg. Venue: Largest Exhibit Hall - Sq ft 1690
  • # of Private Rooms 3
  • Stage
  • Nontraditional Space
  • Library
  • Banquet Capacity 150
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • Classroom Capacity 50
Great Hall
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 130
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 225
Othmer Library
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 110
  • Reception Capacity: 150
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50